Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

Oh caramel!  How I love you so!

This Caramel Apple Cake is one way to showcase just how much we love love love caramel!

If you have not yet decided on what cake to make for the next big event~ trust me you will win with this one!

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart

Those who know me, know my obsession with caramel!

Ok well, specifically chocolate and caramel together.

But honestly who wouldn’t be obsessed with a salted caramel chocolate tart~ I mean honestly!?

Creamy caramel filling with chunks of chocolate in every bite!  Buttery chocolate cookie tart shell.

Need I say more!?

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Pear and Apple Strudel

Pear and Apple Strudel

I feel like the pear fruit is a highly under rated fruit and why I decided to feature it in my recipe for Pear and Apple Strudel

Now let me preface this entire tutorial by saying, I know my recipe for making strudel is not a true Austrian Strudel Dough which gets stretched and pulled across the entire table so thin that you can read a newspaper through it!

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Apple Pie Recipe

Apple Pie

We all need a favorite Apple Pie Recipe.

It’s like one of the first things we ever make as budding bakers right?!

I have made so many versions of apple pie recipes over the course of my baking life so far.

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Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake

Vegan Cranberry Cheescake

Cranberry Cheesecake

If Christmas had a flavor all to itself, it would be this Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake!

I am in love with this combination of tart, yet sweet cranberry compote spiked up with anise, cinnamon sticks, orange and vanilla.

Paired with the creamiest of cheesecakes you will ever taste, and a gingersnap cookie crust to tie it all together.

I am using Cape Cod Select Premium Frozen Cranberries this year for all my cranberry festivities and I have to say I DID see a difference in this brand from other brands!

There was not one shriveled, wrinkly, inferior sized cranberry in the bag! They were all perfect as perfect gets!

This is a Building on Recipes project as most great masterpieces are… which means you will have to prepare the Cranberry Compote and gingersnap cookies ahead of time before finalizing this decadent cheesecake!

As I always say, Building on Recipes is not always easiest, but it IS worth it!


Cranberry Cheesecake
 
Prepare a 7" cake pan with pan grease & parchment liner
Click here for why I do not prefer Springform pans
The conversion for egg replacer to eggs is 3 eggs
Serves: 1- 7" Cheesecake
Ingredients
  • ½ Recipe Gingersnap Cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • For the Cranberry Compote
  • 1 16ounce bag Cape Cod Select Premium Frozen Cranberries
  • Granulated Sugar 1½ cup (300g)
  • Juice or Wine ¾ cup (180ml)
  • Water ½ cup (120ml)
  • Vanilla Bean or Extract 1 bean or 2 teaspoons
  • Star Anise Pods 5
  • Cinnamon Sticks 2
  • Orange Zest and Juice from 1 large orange
  • For the Cheesecake
  • Vegan Cream Cheese 12 ounces (336g)
  • Vegan Sour Cream ¼ cup (56g)
  • Granulated Sugar ¾ cup (150g)
  • EnerG Egg Replacer 4½ teaspoons (18g)
  • Warm Water 6 Tablespoons (90ml)
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons (10ml)
Instructions
  1. Crush the gingersnap cookies to make 1½ cups total
  2. Add the melted coconut oil and combine well
  3. Press into the bottom of the prepare cake pan and freeze while you prepare the other recipes
  4. For the Cranberry Compote
  5. In a heavy bottom sauce pot, combine all the liquids with the sugar and spices and bring to a boil over high heat.
  6. Add the cranberries and then return to a boil.
  7. Lower the temperature to a simmer for 15 -20 minutes, the sauce will begin to thicken and the berries will begin to pop.
  8. Discard the anise pods, vanilla bean pod and cinnamon sticks.
  9. Squeeze in the juice of that orange and add the vanilla extract if you are using that instead of a bean
  10. For the Cheesecake:
  11. Melt the coconut oil and combine with the crushed gingersnaps
  12. Mix and then press into the bottom of a greased and parchment lined 7" cake pan
  13. Whisk the egg replacer with the warm water
  14. Cream the vegan cream cheese smooth with the granulated sugar
  15. Add the vegan sour cream and mix smooth
  16. Add the vanilla extract and the egg replacer mixture mix smooth
  17. Pour into the prepared pan and bake in a preheated 335°F oven for approx 35- 45minutes
  18. Remove from oven to cool completely and then cool to cold overnight in the refrigerator.
  19. Un-mold the cheesecake and top with cranberry compote
Notes
Cheesecake should stay refrigerated for up to 1 week.
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